Howard Springs, Northern Territory

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Howard Springs
DarwinNorthern Territory
Gunn Point Road - Howard Springs.jpg
Howard Springs is located in Northern Territory
Howard Springs
Howard Springs
Coordinates 12°29′32″S 131°03′11″E / 12.49222°S 131.05306°E / -12.49222; 131.05306Coordinates: 12°29′32″S 131°03′11″E / 12.49222°S 131.05306°E / -12.49222; 131.05306
Population 3,423 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 43.561/km2 (112.822/sq mi)
Established 1864
Postcode(s) 0835
Area 78.58 km2 (30.3 sq mi)
LGA(s) Litchfield Municipality
Territory electorate(s) Nelson
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Howard Springs:
Holtze Holtze
Farrar Howard Springs
Virginia Coolalinga Girraween

Howard Springs is an outer rural area of Darwin. It is 29 km SE of the Darwin CBD. Its Local Government Area is the Litchfield Municipality. The suburb is mostly a rural area, but has been experiencing strong growth in population and development. Settlement of the suburb began in 1864. In 1939, Howard Springs was the first major water supply area to service Darwin. Manton Dam supplies water to Darwin.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Howard Springs (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 

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